Is ADSL line-sync possible on non-ADSL line?

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Les Desser, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. Les Desser

    Les Desser Guest

    I have a client who had a OneTel ADSL which was cancelled by OneTel by

    He decided to move to Demon. The move has been dragging on for three
    weeks (I suspect the old ADSL was not fully cancelled so the new order
    failed somehow)

    BT now confirm that the line is clear of ADSL and Demon promise to have
    it working in 5 working days.

    However, The Netgear DG814/834 router is still showing the middle green
    sync light.

    I asked them to try the router on an other line and it also shows green.

    Is it possible to have this light showing green even when a line has no
    ADSL service? I would have thought not.
    Les Desser, Jun 6, 2006
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  2. Les Desser

    Nick Guest

    The ADSL can sync when you don't have an active BB subscription. IIRC,
    BT often leave the line connected to the DSLAM so that there's less to
    do if the line gets re-connected to BB in the future.

    Obviously, since you don't have a subscription you can't browse the 'net
    or anything... although it'd be interesting to see whether you could use
    the the bt_test login...


    Nick, Jun 6, 2006
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  3. Les Desser

    Les Desser Guest

    Sorry but unable to get on-site to try.

    I sent them over a new DG834 router to test and this time both lines
    failed to sync.

    Looks like it was a faulty router after all.
    Les Desser, Jun 6, 2006
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